When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:30PM
Where: Central Library
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
Sandra Cisneros is best known for her American Book Award-winning novel The House on Mango Street, composed of a series of poetic vignettes. Dedicated to “las mujeres” (the women), the book portrays poverty, alienation, and violence, while rendering the exhilaration of childhood and the salvation of literature. Her other books include the novel Caramelo, a New York Times notable book; Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, recipient of the Lannan Foundation Literary Award; and the children’s book, Hairs/Pelitos. A 1995 MacArthur fellow, Cisneros is the founder of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation and the Macondo Foundation, which serve creative writers. Have You Seen Marie? is a vividly illustrated story about a woman’s transformative search in the wake of her mother’s death.